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Are you happy in life?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by We Never Know, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    If you believe in god and claim you are successful and happy in life, why do worry so much about other people's lives?

    If you don't believe in god and claim you are successful and happy in life, why do worry so much about other people's lives?

    IMO, that worry coupled with complaining about others peoples lives doesn't reflect your "I'm successful and happy in life".
     
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  2. Tony Bristow-Stagg

    Tony Bristow-Stagg Ocean Immersion
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    Happiness is the key :) That is the success.

    Regards Tony
     
  3. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Suffice to say, I am comfortably realistic.

    That's my personal replacement term for happiness. ;O]
     
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  4. danieldemol

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    I feel happy in life, but i’m glad to defend that hard won happiness by criticising theocracy, which I see as the greatest threat to that happiness.

    It is my belief that theocracy can be imported.
     
  5. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium सच्चितानन्द
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    Why do you assume I worry about other people's lives? When have you seen me complain about them?
     
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  6. Stevicus

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    Well, even if some people might be successful and happy in life, they might still care about other people.
     
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  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I am reasonably happy, could be better, could be much much worse.

    What concerns me about others lives??? I would like them to be happy too, its called caring
     
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  8. bobhikes

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    No I'm not happy all the time with life and most people if they are honest are the same.
     
  9. Vinayaka

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    I don't think it's about worrying, but it is about caring. For example, last night I offered my help to a 9 year old kid and his parents. They're recent immigrants, a little short on English skills, and there may be a time I could be of benefit. As a retired teacher I do have some skills regarding learning, reinforcing the idea it'll be all right. He's in 4th grade, speaks Tamil at home, and probably appreciated my friendly gesture. I'm not worried about him.

    But I think that what you're trying to get at is why people want to interfere with other's lives in the guise of 'help', or the chronic complainers that our society and all its people are living immorally, and the world is going to pot.
     
  10. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I am an advaitist Hindu pagan and a strong atheist.
    Will it help if I say I am not? I am a strong atheist Hindu. Like what Salix said, why do you presume that I worry unnecessarily about other people's lives?
    Ah! A Bahai talking about theocracy!
    And without God or religious fixation.
     
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  11. Nakosis

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    Me, I'm curious about other people and why they go about doing the stuff they do.

    I'm not complaining about other people. Just like to know what makes them tick. Easier to deal more effectively with folks if you understand what motivates them. Like religion, politics, culture.

    It doesn't bother me what people believe. One just has to deal with a lot of different people in life. Helps if you know where one might find common ground.
     
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